The Geant4 Software License
Established on 28 June 2006 for Geant4 release 8.1, subsequent patches and releases.
Previous releases are covered by the disclaimer included in the release. Copyright Holders of the Geant4 Collaboration.
Last revision: 28 June 2006
The collaboration has established the following list of institutions and individuals who hold copyright of parts of the Geant4 toolkit. In case there are attributions missing, the collaboration invites potential contributors to inform us of their contribution and who holds copyright over it, by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bath University, Bath, UK
- Budker Institute Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia
- Budapest Technical University, Budapest, Hungary
- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
- CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland
- CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
- CNRS-IN2P3, Institut National de Physique Nucleaire, France
- ESA, European Space Agency
- ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, USA
- Helsinki Institute of Physics, Helsinki, Finland
- IHEP, Protvino, Russia
- Imperial College, London, UK
- Institut fur experimentelle Kernphysic, Karlsruhe University, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
- INFN, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy
- IST National Institute for Cancer Research, Italy
- Jefferson Laboratory, USA
- JINR, Dubna, Russia
- J. W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
- KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Budapest, Hungary
- Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (LIP), Lisbon, Portugal
- Lebedev Institute, Moscow, Russia
- Manchester University, Manchester, UK
- MIT, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
- Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University), Moscow, Russia
- Northeastern University, Boston, USA
- Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh, USA
- Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
- Southampton University, Southampton, UK
- Stanford University (for SLAC, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory), Stanford, USA
- Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
- TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- University of California, Santa-Cruz, USA
- University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
- University of Maryland, USA
- Centre For Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), University of Wollongong, Australia
- Akinori Kimura
- Eri Suzuki
- Glenn Horton-Smith
- Harm Fesefeldt
- Hisaya Kurashige
- Hajime Yoshida
- Kotoyo Hoshina
- Katsuya Amako
- Koichi Murakami
- Makoto Takahata
- Makoto Asai
- Masayasu Nagamatu
- Marcus H. Mendelhall
- Kaz Minamimoto
- Robert A. Weller
- Shunji Sei
- Satoshi Tanaka
- Yasuhide Sawada
- Toshiaki Kodama
- Tetsuya Yamada
- Tsukasa Aso
- Takashi Sasaki
- Youhei Morita
Version 1.0, 28 June 2006
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